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Question: We often do the initial patient contact for transitional care management (99495, 99496) that has to occur within two days of discharge by email or text. Do we need the M.D., or even a nurs... More
Question: A new patient came in and saw our physician assistant (PA) for some lacerations. She did not see a doctor. A week later the patient returned for follow up with an M.D. For purposes of billin... More
While it’s not used as often as other care management services in Medicare Part B, transitional care management (TCM) has witnessed steady growth overall, and its denial rates remain low. But th... More
Question: We often do the initial patient contact for transitional care management (99495, 99496) that has to occur within two days of discharge by email or text. Do we need the M.D., or even a nurs... More
Question: A new patient came in and saw our physician assistant (PA) for some lacerations. She did not see a doctor. A week later the patient returned for follow up with an M.D. For purposes of billin... More
While it’s not used as often as other care management services in Medicare Part B, transitional care management (TCM) has witnessed steady growth overall, and its denial rates remain low. But th... More
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On Jan. 4, 2021, CMS updated the Part B conversion factor to $34.89, an increase of 8% over the previously finalized rate. The agency also revised total relative value units (RVU) for hundreds of services. Find the latest fees here.
Through the array of charts and data contained in this special report, you’ll find key characteristics of the medical practice professional working in ambulatory care settings today. From education and credentialing to emerging responsibilities and shifting practice trends, discover an illustrative look at the key personnel keeping medical practices going strong.

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